Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament Vol 1

The JESOT website explains:

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, online format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. The journal will be freely available to the scholarly community and will be published bi-annually online. Hard copies will be produced by request. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament.

The contents of the first issue are:

Michael S. Hieser, “Does Divine Plurality in the Hebrew Bible Demonstrate an Evolution from Polytheism to Monotheism in Israelite Religion?” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 1-12.

Eugene H. Merrilll, “Deuteronomy and de Wette: A Fresh Look at a Fallacious Premise,”  Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 25-42.

Joel E. Anderson, “A Narrative Reading of Solomon’s Execution of Joab in 1 Kings 1 – 2: Letting Story Interpret Story,”  Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 43-62.

Todd Scacewater, “Divorce and Remarriage in Deuteronomy 24:1 – 4,?  Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 63-79.

John F. Hobbins, “Critical Biblical Theology in a New Key A Review Article,”  Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 81-101.

“Book Reviews,”  Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 103-130.

HT: Ancient Hebrew Poetry, which has a favourable review here.

Mainstream (Baptists for Life and Growth) Newsletter Now On-line

The newsletter “Mainstream (Baptists for Life and Growth / A Word & Spirit Network)” [1979-2001] can now be accessed here:

http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/articles_mainstream_01.php

My thanks to Judy Powles for the loan of the Spurgeon’s College library set and to Rev Stephen Rand (the current editor) for his permission to place the series on-line. Issues 47-49 will be added as copies become available for scanning.



This is a valuable addition to the sites growing collection sources relating to UK (and Baptist) church history.

Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society now on-line

I am now able to tell you all about the project I have been working since the beginning of January. The Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, which will be of great interest to anyone studying the Wesleys, Methodism and modern Church History are now available in PDF for free open access from Volume 1 (1897) to Volume 55 (2006) here. They complement the Tranactions of the Baptist Historical Society / Baptist Quarterly digitised and uploaded to the site last year.

I currently have two more major digitisation projects in hand, for which I am awaiting official permission to proceed. It looks like being a very busy year.